Prentiss County, MS

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2022 Population
24,945
0.308% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
2.31% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
1.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,578
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,200
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,477
0.626% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Prentiss County, MS had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $51,578. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Prentiss County, MS declined from 25,022 to 24,945, a −0.308% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,417 to $51,578, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prentiss County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.97%).

None of the households in Prentiss County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Prentiss County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS are Northeast Mississippi Community College (704 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Prentiss County, MS was $112,200, and the homeownership rate was 77.6%.

Most people in Prentiss County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Prentiss County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Prentiss County, MS is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.71% of Prentiss County, MS residents were born outside of the country (427 people).

In 2022, there were 7.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.9k people) in Prentiss County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Prentiss County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Prentiss County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prentiss County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.9k ± 331
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 423
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 392
1.5%
Hispanic Population
374 people

In 2022, there were 7.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.9k people) in Prentiss County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.5% of the people in Prentiss County, MS are hispanic (374 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Prentiss County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
427 people
1.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
415 people

As of 2022, 1.71% of Prentiss County, MS residents (427 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prentiss County, MS was 1.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    314 ± 167
  2. Vietnam
    280 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    139 ± 96

Prentiss County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Prentiss County, MS employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Prentiss County, MS are Manufacturing (2,862 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,333 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,047), Transportation & Warehousing ($67,835), and Information ($63,656).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.5k
2022 Value
± 853
−0.626%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prentiss County, MS declined at a rate of −0.626%, from 10.5k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prentiss County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,729 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,187 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (944 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prentiss County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2022 Value
± 853
−0.626%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prentiss County, MS declined at a rate of −0.626%, from 10.5k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prentiss County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,862 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,333 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prentiss County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Prentiss County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,188
Median earning men ± $3,549
$33,711
Median earning women ± $1,512

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,589), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,259), and Wholesale Trade ($60,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($49,375), Construction ($46,771), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,781).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 177
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 171
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 151
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Prentiss County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 78.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.658%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Prentiss County, MS awarded 704 degrees. The student population of Prentiss County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,152 male students and 1,910 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prentiss County, MS are White (537 and 76.3%), followed by Black or African American (128 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 2.98%), and Two or More Races (11 and 1.56%).

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Mississippi Community College (704 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prentiss County, MS are General Studies (416 and 59.1%), Registered Nursing (55 and 7.81%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (24 and 3.41%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,062 students enrolled in Prentiss County, MS, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,258 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 416 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Prentiss County, MS was General Studies with 416 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
704 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Mississippi Community College with 704 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 247 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prentiss County, MS, which is 0.54 times less than the 457 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 537 degrees mean that there were 4.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 128 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,650) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,120) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prentiss County, MS was $112,200 in 2022, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,400 to $112,200, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Prentiss County, MS is 77.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Prentiss County, MS have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prentiss County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.73%.

Property

$112,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,760
$7,213
Median Property Taxes
±$661

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prentiss County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.6% of the housing units in Prentiss County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9505

The following map shows all of the tracts in Prentiss County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,578
Median Household Income
± $6,321
9.3k
Number of Households
± 782

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.3k households in Prentiss County, MS grew to $51,578 from the previous year's value of $46,417.

The following chart displays the households in Prentiss County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prentiss County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.23%)

In 2022, 88.4% of workers in Prentiss County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.26%) and those who worked at home (2.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prentiss County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.82% of the workforce in Prentiss County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prentiss County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prentiss County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.73%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prentiss County, MS (3.87k out of 23.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prentiss County, MS is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.6% of the children was living in poverty in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Prentiss County, MS has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Prentiss County, MS see 2792 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (2532 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2274 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 834 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,792 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prentiss County, MS

Primary care physicians in Prentiss County, MS see an average of 2,792 patients per year. This represents a 10.3% increase from the previous year (2,532 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Prentiss County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.75%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prentiss County, MS grew by 3.33% from 8.47% to 8.75%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.4 in Prentiss County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.6% in Prentiss County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17% in Prentiss County, MS.

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